Macbook - Power Not Getting to Battery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheDoorsi, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. TheDoorsi macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    So I've checked everything, the battery dies when it's plugged in (it says it's not charging and not plugged in),
    i've tried a different battery,
    i've tried a different power source (another macbook)
    and it all said the same thing.
    The magsafe light is incredibly dim but it works on and off on both chargers (i.e. sometimes not at all).

    So i assume that the power from the charger isn't getting the the battery?

    Does anyone know really what is wrong with it, it just started happening an hour and a half ago

    its a macbook 2.1 and if it helps it happened when i was using bootcamp.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You mean the light on the power adapter doesn't light when in Windows?

    So it does light up when working in Mac OS X and charges the battery?

    If it is like that, it has something to do with Mac OS X power handling settings being different from the ones in Windows.
  3. msevild macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    Well you can attempt to reset the MacBook's SMC. You do this by unplugging the power adapter and taking out the battery and holding the power button for 5-10 seconds. If this doesn't resolve the issue and this is occurring with other known good batteries and power adapters, it could be an issue with the battery connector, the logic board, or even the magsafe board in the computer. You will need to bring or send it in for service at this point. Sorry for the bad news.
  4. TheDoorsi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008

    -No its for either operating system
  5. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    agreed - the faults are either the Magsafe board, the battery connector or the logic board.

    You have eliminated everything else.......
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I would try and do this sooner rather than later. The power system is not something you want to have going crazy for any length of time, and malfunctioning batteries can be dangerous.
  7. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    My friend had this problem. It turned out it was the magsafe plug on the computer that was broken.

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